US Foods, a Birmingham, Ala, establishment, is recalling approximately 712 pounds of raw beef and pork products that may be adulterated due to possible product contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced yesterday, July 20.
The fresh and frozen raw beef and pork items were produced July 18, 2019, and distributed to restaurants in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee. This spreadsheet contains a list of the products subject to recall.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 21103” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
This is a Class 1 recall, which the USDA defines as “a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.”
The problem was discovered after the facility learned that an employee may have cut himself during production, the USDA said in a statement, adding that it has not received any confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.
FSIS is concerned that some product may be in restaurant refrigerators or freezers. Restaurants who have purchased these products are urged not to serve them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Sara Matheu, Director of Media Relations, US Foods, at (847) 720-2392.
Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.
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